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IPL Match 45, Pre-Match Analysis: Battle for pride between RCB and DD!1 min read

DD VS RCB

IPL 2018 | Match 45 | DD vs RCB: Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore clash tonight in a knock-out tournament at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. This match will decide the fate of the teams this season with both in the position of needing wins and nothing less from all their remaining games. Both teams have placed at the bottom of the table and are struggling to gain footing and rise back up. 

RCB has strong batting power and as of late, sufficient bowling strength as well while DD hasn’t had any massive wins with Shreyas Iyer single-handedly trying to pull the team back on their feet. However, RCB hasn’t been able to execute good effort on both fronts and have faced too many last-over defeats. So this is a match of equals.

DD might bring back their trump card, Gautam Gambhir, who had disappeared from the matches after his stepping down as captain. Desperate times call for desperate measures? However, this team needs more ammunition on the bowling front with Prithvi Shaw, Iyer and Rishabh Pant already taking over the batting side. The likes of Trent Boult and Glenn Maxwell were to lead that area and Boult has delivered, however, Maxwell hasn’t been much of a “Big Show” this season. Maxwell may be facing replacement in this crucial match.

There have been no consistent performances in RCB with only Virat Kohli having a decent outing so far. At times, he has the support of AB de Villiers who if he delivers, he delivers massively. The likes of Quinton de Kock, Brendon McCullum, Sarfaraz Khan have all been a flop. Kohli will need to discipline the team into the capable bunch they are as they have no space left for mistakes now.

Will RCB finally rise out of the ashes and make a comeback? Or will DD’s luck turn around tonight? Watch to find out.